I had a lovely and very restful Thanksgiving. I had absolutely no agenda beyond seeing my family and cooking some food. And I ended up doing very little. I slept late, took naps, watched the birds, and did a few gently things like wander through a museum (that was an entire day’s activity). 6 months ago
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I prefer to wake up gently and at least semi naturally, deally before my 6:30 alarm, but the days are so short now I get little help from sunlight. But my phone starts buzzing with tweets about 6 most days (I assume because it’s 9 East Coast time), and that little bit of noise can help me gently realize it’s time to be awake. 7 months ago
I got a new Ace bandage and an old-fashioned ice bag today (left the ice bag at work along with the Ricolas I picked up; oh well, busy day). I also got ingredients to make ginger-honey tea: I can’t find any store-made ginger tea that doesn’t have lemongrass in it so I will make my own, and I managed to find raw honey in the grocery store so I don’t HAVE to make it to a farmer’s market. 7 months ago
I am not one to sleep in much; I am a morning person and so my body likes to be up and doing. But I have learned I can sleep in for an hour or so by waking up at 6:30 to take my pill and then rolling over again. Almost like a nap. 7 months ago
are excellent; my commute breaks neatly into power-nap units so I get refreshed without interfering with my regular sleep cycle. 7 months ago
of skipping dance class because my ankle hurt too much. I went home and ate a leisurely meal and did a small craft. 7 months ago
of noticing and enjoying just being yesterday. My clothes were very comfortable and I spent a good portion of my commute enjoying feeling contented.
I’ve also re-learned that having a craft project at work makes it easier to take breaks. If I don’t have much to do, or even if it’s a really good book, I tend to get bored on breaks and want to go back to working, which is not good for me. If I have some craft work to do I have no trouble enjoying breaks. 7 months ago
Went to bed early, got up at the normal time which was an hour later because of the end of daylight savings (fall back), and just took a nice long nap. 7 months ago
Curl up like a kitten with your paws over your face and rest in the sunshine
Rest in a natural way like a small child.
Rest like an ocean without waves.
Rest within clarity like a candle flame.
Rest without self-concerns like a human corpse.
Rest unmoving like a mountain 7 months ago
I am not good at sleeping in. But yesterday I went to bed (almost) on time and my alarm for my pill woke me at 6:30 but then I went back to sleep for two more hours!!! Now I am lying in bed writing 43T entries. 7 months ago
was a huge demand of energy; it’s one of our twice-yearly spirit weeks and I have to go all out. So I have made the right choice for me, which is not to do any additional exercise beyond my normal walking, Tai Chi, and work exercise. So no dance class and no weights. 7 months ago
as I lay in a bit, had a leisurely soak in my hip bath, and then rested afetr an excursion with DH and sister. 9 months ago